Comme è ddoce 'o mare

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Italy "Comme è ddoce 'o mare"
Eurovision Song Contest 1991 entry
Country Italy
Artist(s) Giuseppe Faiella
As Peppino di Capri
Language Neapolitan
Composer(s) Marcello Marocchi
Lyricist(s) Giampiero Artegiani
Conductor Bruno Canfora
Finals performance
Final result 7th
Final points 89
Appearance chronology
◄ "Insieme: 1992" (1990)   
"Rapsodia" (1992) ►

"Comme è ddoce 'o mare" (English translation: "How Sweet Is the Sea") was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1991, performed in the minority Neapolitan language by Peppino di Capri. This was the first occasion on which Italy had not performed at least partly in Italian. Additionally, it was the first time that a host nation had ever submitted an entry in a minority language.

With music by Marcello Marocchi and lyrics by Giampiero Artegiani, the song is a ballad comparing the beauty of the singer's lover to that of the ocean. Di Capri opens the song by explaining that "Only the one who never falls in love/Doesn't have a heart to sing". Later, he tells his lover, "When I call you: "Butterfly"/Fly and I'll fly with you" and declares that "Love is what make us live".

The song was performed twenty-second on the night (following Cyprus' Elena Patroklou with "SOS"). At the close of voting, it had received 89 points, placing 7th in a field of 22.

It was succeeded as Italian representative at the 1992 Contest by Mia Martini with "Rapsodia".

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